Airbox Design Change
05 May 2014

Airbox Design Change

05 May 2014

One of the biggest issues I’ve had with the design to date is the airbox cover which was to incorporate a friend’s development TFT display for the speedo. Not only does the housing actually look pretty ugly – for which I only have myself to blame – if I actually managed to get the speedo in there and working, I’ve come to realise it might actually be useful to see the speedo when riding!

It’s a shame as a lot of time and effort went into the airbox cover and getting it to house both the battery and the speedo, but knowing when to change direction is important. Aside from all this I hadn’t yet figured out exactly how I was going to get the TFT speedo to talk to the bike, as there is no CAN Bus interface on the SV650. I’m glad to have sidestepped this potential showstopper. Maybe it’s something for the next project.

Out with the old, and fugly airbox cover.

Out with the old, and fugly airbox cover.

So, the decision was made to redesign the airbox cover and revert back to a more “standard” located speedo.

Roughing in the airbox cover

Roughing in the airbox cover

Exposed portion of the new airbox lid is finished.

Exposed portion of the new airbox lid is finished.

Lower half of airbox lid is finished with the bodywork removed

SV057 Lower half of airbox lid is finished with the bodywork removed

Taking the mould

Taking the mould

Finished airbox cover in situ

SV061 Finished airbox cover in situ

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